Metascore
41

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 19 out of 28
  1. Superhero games are supposed to be power fantasies. So far, the Iron Man games haven't done much to inspire my dreams, but at least they're not giving me nightmares anymore. If Sega keeps tweaking the formula, next time it might actually convince me that it's fun being Iron Man.
  2. Even Iron Man fans should keep their hands off of Iron Man 2. The game-mechanics are dated and the presentation is just boring.
  3. A twisted shrine to mediocrity. [Aug 2010, p.104]
  4. While Sega surely got the gameplay and control mechanics down, they seemed to have fizzled out at the mission creation.
  5. 51
    In the end, this is an uninspired brawl from one mission to the next. You don't need to worry about much, the game isn't that hard, and it'll be over before you know it.
  6. So, yes, there's definitely a decent game lurking somewhere in Iron Man, but we haven't seen it yet. This one isn't a disaster, but it can be a rather bleak experience.
  7. 50
    It's not entirely broken, it is entirely pointless. [Issue#193, p.95]
  8. If you enjoyed the movie, the game may potentially be worth a wait, but as with most movie game tie-ins, the game just isn’t up to scratch and will no doubt be found in the bargain-bin in a shop near you soon.
  9. Iron Man 2 limps onto the scene for several game platforms and is a rusted heap on arrival. The bit of fun to be had does not out weigh the not so fun aspects of the game.
  10. While I know there are plenty of other games out there worse than this, I at least wanted a compelling reason to play it. Unfortunately, there isn't one. And, to top it off, the $60 price tag was just an insulting kick in the gut.
  11. The game somehow manages to get everything wrong yet even as a failure, Iron Man 2 is still far from grand.
  12. Iron Man 2 is the typical movie game. The game has dated visuals, repetitive gameplay and unsatisfying controls. Even fans of the comic or the movie won't have fun with this sequel.
  13. Iron Man 2 suffers from the same lack of energy as the first game, and despite a few interesting ideas, comes up short. Save your cash and go see the movie instead.
  14. In a word, "poor." [July 2010, p.107]
  15. Games based on movie licenses get a bad rap for a reason. Iron Man 2 is one of them. Graphics are choppy, environments are dull, and everything feels slow. Avoid.
  16. The score is deceptive. There are worse superhero games you could be playing. In the end, though, there aren't any secrets that don't apply to gamplay so there's not much reason to revisit this.
  17. The best thing about Iron Man 2 are the cut scenes, where some competent writing and voice acting makes the game seem like it just might be worth ploughing through, even though it isn’t.
  18. 39
    Iron Man 2 the movie is pretty cool, but the game is the complete opposite. The graphics are poor and look like those of a PlayStation 2 game and the audio isn’t great either. The gameplay is repetitive and there is no atmosphere in the game. Don’t buy this game, it’s too bad and that’s a shame.
  19. To be honest, the positive thing about Iron Man 2 is that you‘ve completed the game within four hours. Graphics, handling or sound: Everything you can think of is implemented really poor.
  20. Controlling the main character(s) is where Iron Man 2 really shines and by "really shines" I mean "doesn't completely suck when compared to the rest of the game."
  21. One of the worst games this year so far - a soulless movie tie-in with a broken control scheme, crappy graphics, repetitive missions and a terrible story. Just stay away from this heap of rusty scrap metal and go see the movie instead.
  22. Rome wasn't built in a day, but Iron Man 2 might have been. The game had potential, but a rushed production and poor craftsmanship diminishes the joy of controlling Iron Man.
  23. After only a four-hour playthrough of the campaign and every poorly rendered suit unlocked, there was nothing left but to try deleting the experience from our memory bank. [July 2010, p.81]
  24. Avoid. [July 2010, p.96]
  25. No lesson has been learned from the first episode: this sequel is rusted all the same.
  26. It was clear from the beginning that the Iron Man 2 video game was just rushed to meet the movie release date, and in doing so, Secret Level has created one of the worst movie tie-ins of all time.
  27. This could possibly be the worst hero game since Superman 64.
  28. 16
    Sega Studios San Francisco's final game, Iron Man 2, based on this summer's movie, combines the worst pitfalls of both genres, leaving me with one simple conclusion: Iron Man 2 the videogame is not for anybody.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 28, 2014
    8
    i know, i know, why an 8/10?!! this game is one of the most fun in my collection, especially for trophy hunters like me. the gameplay is excellent, that is what makes the 8 in the score. however, the graphics are HORRIBLE and there is a lot of lag whenever a cutscene wants to start. i would have given the iron man 2 movie a 9/10. But this game is still really fun (at least in my opinion) Full Review »
  2. Jun 10, 2011
    2
    The game was just down right horrible. Everything about this screams garbage. I would get locked on to stuff in the distance while trying to kill enemies right next to me. The camera was the worst of the whole game. This game should only be played if you are a trophy hunter but even then it's a maybe. They are easy to unlock but the game is a headache. Full Review »